May 2011

NIH Fiscal Policy

Two recently released NIH Notices pertain to the NIH Fiscal Policy to be implemented for the remainder of 2011. The policies reflect final budget determinations as specified in the recently enacted Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-10).

The first notice, NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY 2011, describes NIH polices for: 1) Non-Competing Research Awards (all ICs except NCI), 2) Non-Competing Research Awards (NCI), 3) Competing Research Awards, and 4) New Investigators. Check out this policy here:

The second notice establishes the new stipend levels (2% increase) for the remainder of FY2011 for the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA awards and further summarizes tuition and fees, training related expenses, and institutional allowances for the NRSA awards. This notice can be found here:

New - Office of Research Administration (ORA) Monthly Sponsored Research Meetings

The ORA is conducting monthly meetings regarding sponsored research-related topics. To view the schedule for these meetings as well as the Grants 101 course training schedule, click here:

FASEB Summer Research Conference

This summer's conference, "Probiotics, Intestinal Microbiota and the Host: Physiological and Clinical Implications" will be held July 24-29, 2011 at the Carefree Resort in Carefree, Arizona. The FASEB Summer Conferences provide inter-disciplinary exchanges on cutting-edge research presented by the world's best scientists.

This is the 1st conference on probiotics and intestinal microbiota of this magnitude that will bring world-renowned scientists from 10 countries to focus on the role of probiotics in the promotion of health and ameliorating disease. The program will cover a wide variety of areas such as the impact diet, pathogens, and stress can have on the microbiota; the mechanisms behind colonization and gut barrier effect; the role of probiotics and gut microbiota in metabolism and obesity; prevention of allergy and common infectious diseases; gastrointestinal diseases; functional genomics; and safety, technical and regulatory considerations.

Young Investigators are encouraged to apply. Two poster sessions are included in the program. Abstracts must be submitted at the time of registration, and will be approved on an ongoing basis. A select number of young investigators will be chosen to give oral presentations during the program sessions. Limited travel scholarships may be available.

Participation is limited. The early registration deadline is June 1, 2011. For more information, and to register, visit

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May 2011 articles:
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
U.S. Dept. of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Breast Cancer Research Program for 2011
U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -
Ovarian Cancer Research Program for 2011
NIH Fiscal Policy
New - Office of Research Administration (ORA) Monthly Sponsored Research Meetings
FASEB Summer Research Conference

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